- Title: The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
- Classification: Adult Fiction
- Genre: Historical Fiction/Historical Romance
- Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
- Publisher: Hyperion (August 2, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401301045
- ISBN-13: 978-1401301040
- Notes: I read the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book. The book will be published on August 2nd.
Eight years ago Willa Alden had it all. She was on a climbing expedition (climbing being her passion) with the man she loved beside her. In a moment, everything changed. Tragedy struck, and an accident claimed her leg and almost her life. Sometimes in the heat of the moment, in the rage of passion, or in the midst of an uncontrollable sadness or anger a person may say something they would otherwise never have thought or said. The latter was Willa's case. Devastated by the realization she would never be able to climb the peaks she so loved, she lashed out at her soul mate, Seamus Finnegan - Seamie, for saving her. Feeling he should have let her die, rather than let her live a life in which she could not pursue her passion, she left him. Almost immediately upon stepping on a train, she realized what she'd done. Sometimes a person may wish they could take back the cruel words they utter, but facing the one they said them to and the possibility of not being forgiven, well, it seems like an utterly impossible thing to do.
Previous books in the series:
1. The Tea Rose: A Novel
2. The Winter Rose